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Kingston Transit to introduce new fare structure January 1

December 1, 2016 -

Kingston Transit will change their fares effective Jan. 1,  2017. The fare change, the first in three years, will help maintain and support transit operations and improvements.

"Kingston Transit - our services, routes, buses and the experience as a whole - is evolving. The changes to our fares are tailored to expand our service and ridership," says Jeremy DaCosta, manager of Kingston Transit. "The fare changes will be instrumental in expanding the hours of service on Sundays and statutory holidays, introducing a new Express service on the Montreal Street corridor and increasing the frequency of our Express Routes. We set our goals high!"

Under the new fare structure:

  • The rates of the Affordable Transit (AT) Pass will decrease. AT Pass holders will now receive 50 per cent off the cost of a monthly bus pass.
  • Children under the age of 12 will ride for free for a three year pilot period.
  • The age range for the Youth fare will change to 13 to 24 (versus six to 18) also for a three year pilot period. To take advantage of the new lower monthly rate, Youth ages 18-24 will need to exchange their current Adult card for a Youth card the next time they renew their monthly pass. Passes can be exchanged at the City Hall Payment Centre or the Cataraqui Centre starting Dec. 5.

See all the new fare options and 2017 rates at www.CityofKingston.ca/residents/transit/fares.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.